Monthly Archives: April 2011

Warning and NOV Letter Summary – First Quarter 2011

For a while it seemed that FDA’s DDMAC was raising the enforcement bar.  During the Bush years, enforcement plummeted from previous years dramatically.  In 2008, the numbers seemed to rise, though in 2009, the numbers were actually a bit thrown … Continue reading

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Advisory Committees – The Missing Links and The Vacancies

Every so often, I check in to see how the agency is faring when it comes to Advisory Committee transparency.  The last time I did a chart like this several months ago, CDER and CBER figured in for having about … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup – 4/8/11

The nation has been served up a whole dish of bad theater from Washington this week. The play is bad. The actors are bad. And at least one of the leads can’t keep his chorus in line, however, if the … Continue reading

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Status of FDA’s Proposed Regulations on Menu Labeling – A Conversation

Last Friday, the FDA published notice about draft guidance on the issue of menu labeling in restaurants.  The idea of labeling food choices in restaurants has long been a goal of those who advocate for greater education for consumers in … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Twitter

Many of the primary social media platforms in use have been around for five years or more.   While the television took decades after its invention in the late 1920s to achieve widespread uptake, today new media platforms emerge, have … Continue reading

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